Art in the Park art festival will be held Sept. 9
The 17th annual Art in the Park art festival will be held Sept. 9 in Gumtown Memorial Park, Water Street, New Bethlehem.
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. a display of art pieces, free activities for children, live entertainment all day on stage, crafters, a Chinese auction, food, and a stroll along the banks of the Red Bank Creek are available to attendees.
Activities for children include hay rides, face and/or hair painting, educational and fun crafts to make, cookie decorating, and a chance to add their own artwork to the clothesline art display for children younger than age 12.
A separate display of art work done by children younger than 12 will be exhibited on the "Clothesline Art" display. There is no entry fee for under-12 art work and they will not be judged. Under-12 work need not be registered - just taken the day of the festival.
Art pieces done by students 12 and older and adult work will be judged in 11 categories this year with the addition of one new category - paper crafting. Other categories are color photography, black & white photography oil painting, water colors, acrylics, drawings, mixed media, textiles, sculpture, and crafts. Pieces are judged at two levels, amateur and professional.
Food will be available all day, as will live entertainment on the park stage. Crafters will sell their creations, and a caricaturist will sketch attendees for a small fee.
Art entries and crafters are being accepted. For an entry form, call 814-275-2870 for details. This event is sponsored by and benefits the New Bethlehem Area Free Public Library.